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Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

1/20/2012 // By Steve Malloch

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly half since 1904 and are receding faster than those of …

3 Reasons Why Secretary Salazar Should Get Kudos for Protecting the Grand Canyon

1/10/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

As one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World,” the Grand Canyon is probably the most famous natural place in the United States. Thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Grand Canyon will …

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Great Lakes region targeted for nuclear waste dumps

12/19/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The Great Lakes region, the center of the freshwater universe, could become home to central repositories for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants across the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. and Canadian governments are both studying the possibility of …

Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Neil Kagan

On December 8th, the federal government unveiled its plan to protect the Great Lakes from the scourge of invasive species.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on ships’ discharges of ballast water that are too loose to prevent …

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Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Marc Smith

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and cold Lake Superior.  Those waters, together with forests, parks, and …

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The Nation’s Water Under Attack

12/1/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Clean water is an essential part of life. We use it for drinking, bathing, cooking and recreation. Currently our law makers are threatening our clean water by trying to reduce the impact of the Clean Water Act by taking away …

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Update: House of Representatives approves bill allowing more invasive species in Great Lakes

11/3/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 approved legislation that would leave the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters vulnerable to invasive species that live in ocean freighters’ ballast water tanks. The House approved H.R. 2838, the Coast Guard …

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

10/27/2011 // By Jim Adams

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are all taken directly from Jeffrey’s’ website, where he has a host of stories …

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Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

10/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

One of our nation’s bedrock environmental safeguards, the Clean Water Act, is 39 years old. This historic legislation was born in 1972 through strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and helped make many of our water bodies safe and clean. Unfortunately, …

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Healing Our Waters in Motown: Great Lakes Restoration Conference

10/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Motown is known for great music and keeping things moving on the assembly line. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are keeping things moving in Detroit to protect a unique and precious natural resource in the region. …

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